Famous Attitude Quotes

Here is a select compilation of famous attitude quotes I find most inspirational and motivating. Read and be inspired by these quotes.

Attitude Quotes 1-3

Charles R. Swindoll
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts.... We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.

William James
Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.

W. Clement Stone
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.

Attitude Quotes 4-6

Brian Tracy
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.

Kahlil Gibran
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.

William James
The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.

Attitude Quotes 7-9

Irving Berlin
Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.

W. C. Fields
Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.

Herm Albright
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

Attitude Quotes 10-12

Napolean Hill
Your mental attitude is someting you can control outright and you must use self-discipline until you create a Positive Mental Attitude - your mental attitude attracts to you everything that makes you what you are.

Timothy Bentley
Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.

Thomas Alva Edison
Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Attitude Quotes 13-15

Sasha Azevedo
I certainly don't regret my experiences because without them, I couldn't imagine who or where I would be today. Life is an amazing gift to those who have overcome great obstacles, and attitude is everything!

Francesca Reigler
Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.

Harry F. Banks
For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

Attitude Quotes 16-18

William Ngwako Maphoto
It is your disabled attitude that determines your disability and it is your disability that can or can't close opportunities in life for you.

William James
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

Albert Einstein
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.

Attitude Quotes 19-21

Charles R. Swindoll
The remarkable thing we have is a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.

Winston Churchill
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Abraham Lincoln
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.

Attitude Quotes 22-24

William Bennett
There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes.

Amy Tan
If you can't change your fate, change your attitude.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.

Attitude Quotes 25-27

Theodore Roosevelt
Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.

Zig Ziglar
It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude.

Norman Vincent Peale
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.

Attitude Quotes 28-30

J. Donald Walters
Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.

Winston Churchill
The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity.

James Truslow Adams
Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, "This is the real me," and when you have found that attitude, follow it.

Attitude Quotes 31-33

Oscar Wilde
If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want.

Zig Ziglar
When you choose to be pleasant and positive in the way you treat others, you have also chosen, in most cases, how you are going to be treated by others.

Funmi Wale-Adegbite
The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the person you want to be. . . . Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.

Attitude Quotes 34-36

Annette Goodheart
Just because you're miserable doesn't mean you can't enjoy your life.

Author Unknown
Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day.

Lance Armstrong
I take nothing for granted. I now have only good days, or great days.

Attitude Quotes 37-39

Annie Gottlier
It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to.

Author Unknown
The control center of your life is your attitude.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
So is cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more remains.

Attitude Quotes 40-42

Scott Hamilton
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

Abraham Lincoln
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.

Lou Holtz
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

Attitude Quotes 43-45

Helen Keller
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.

Anthony J. D'Angelo
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.

Ann Landers
Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, "I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.

Attitude Quotes 46-48

Richard M. DeVos
Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A you can do it when things are tough.

Thomas Jefferson
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Wilfred Peterson
The best way to inspire people to superior performance is to convince them by everything you do and by your everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them.

Attitude Quotes 49-51

Oscar Wilde
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Scott Hamilton
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

Thomas Jefferson
I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.

Attitude Quotes 52-54

Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us. 'Tis good to give a stranger a meal, or a night's lodging. 'Tis better to be hospitable to his good meaning and thought, and give courage to a companion. We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture, which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light.

Sterling W. Sill
Everything depends on attitude. We are ambitious or lazy, enthusiastic or dull, loyal or undependable, according to our attitude. We get good grades or poor grades - according to our attitudes. Discouragement is an attitude. Lack of industry is an attitude. Failure to follow instructions is an attitude.

Epictetus
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.

Attitude Quotes 55-57

Aristotle
Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Author Unknown
The control center of your life is your attitude.

Arthur Ashe
The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight.

Attitude Quotes 58-60

Victor E. Frankl
The last of the human freedoms is to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances.

William James
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

Dr. Robert Anthony
Forget about all the reasons why something may not work. You only need to find one good reason why it will.

Attitude Quotes 61-63

James A.Froude
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.

Author Unknown
Your attitudes and the choices you make today will be your life tomorrow, build it wisely.

Katherine Hepburn
Life can be wildly tragic at times, and I've had my share. But whatever happens to you, you have to keep a slightly comic attitude. In the final analysis, you have got not to forget to laugh.

Attitude Quotes 64-66

Funmi Wale-Adegbite
Success is 80% attitude and 20% aptitude.

Frank Lloyd Wright
The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.

Sam Ewing
Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.

Attitude Quotes 67-69

Earl Nightingale
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.

E. Cummings
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

Publius Terentius Afer
There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.

Attitude Quotes 70-72

Cavett Robert
If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one.

Jim Rohn
Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws.

Lou Holtz
How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.

Attitude Quotes 73-75

Emmet Fox
You cannot be healthy; you cannot be happy; you cannot be prosperous; if you have a bad disposition.

Victor Frankl
We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.

Author Unknown
His mother asked him why he said that when the day was anything but beautiful. Mother, said he, with rare wisdom, never judge a day by its weather.

Attitude Quotes 76-80

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.

Vince Lombardi
If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.

Edwin H. Friedman
The colossal misunderstanding of our time is the assumption that insight will work with people who are unmotivated to change. Communication does not depend on syntax, or eloquence, or rhetoric, or articulation but on the emotional context in which the message is being heard. People can only hear you when they are moving toward you, and they are not likely to when your words are pursuing them. Even the choices words lose their power when they are used to overpower. Attitudes are the real figures of speech.

Attitude Quotes 79-81

Richard Bach
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.

Mary Engelbreit
If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.

Carl Rogers
If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, of values, of attitudes, which our present system induces, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness, for self-direction, and for self-initiated learning.

Attitude Quotes 82-84

Mike Todd
I've never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation.

Samuel Johnson
He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.

Marianne Williamson
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Attitude Quotes 85-87

Marilyn Ferguson
The greatest revolution in our generation is that of human beings, who by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.

Willis Whitney
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.

Confucious
To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.

Attitude Quotes 88-90

Ralph Waldo Emerson
To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.

Harold S. Geneen
The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself. Check yourself against this list of obstacles to a pleasing personality: interrupting others; sarcasm; vanity; being a poor listener; insincere flattery; finding fault; challenging others without good cause; giving unsolicited advice; complaining; attitude of superiority; envy of others' success; poor posture and dress.

Karl A. Menninger
Attitudes are more important than facts.

Attitude Quotes 91-93

Judith M. Knowlton
I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it's only a choice of attitude.

Harry F.Banks
For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.

Hans Selye
Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.

Attitude Quotes 94-96

Harold S. Geneen
Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.

Denis Waitley
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.

Martha Washington
I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.

Attitude Quotes 97-99

Lisa Alther
I happen to feel that the degree of a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.

Zig Ziglar
The way you see them is the way you treat them and the way you treat them is the way they often become.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Pathetic attitudes are not in keeping with greatness.

Attitude Quotes 100-102

Swami Sivananda
Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.

Hans Selye
Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.

James Truslow Adams
Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it.

Attitude Quotes 103-105

Hubert Humphrey
Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left.

Ken S. Keyes, Jr.
To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.


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